Slippery roads blamed for Wednesday morning crashes

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted April 20, 2011, at 11:41 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Wednesday morning’s weather is being blamed for a number of drivers losing their grip on local roadways.

“It’s very slippery,” a Maine State Police dispatcher based in Orono said at 11:15 a.m.

Troopers had been dispatched to a few reports of drivers sliding off the road and a rollover on Interstate 95 near mile marker 238, she said.

A Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatcher said deputies with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department had been dispatched to three or four accidents in the Bangor area between 10 and 11 a.m.

“There was one in Brewer [and] we’re taking one in Kenduskeag right now,” he said.

Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Edwards told drivers to take care driving when he posted the following on the department’s Facebook page at 9:30 a.m.

“I’m watching light sleet hit my window pane at the Police Department,” he said. “Please drive carefully this morning as it appears mixed precipitation is already here.”

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